US Ambassador to Uganda pays Gorilla Doctors a visit

US Ambassador to Uganda visit Gorilla Doctors By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 in Blog.

Our Gorilla Doctors Uganda team was delighted to welcome the Honorable Deborah Malac, United States Ambassador to Uganda, to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest this week. Ambassador Malac was travelling in the southwestern Uganda region to learn more about various USA-affiliated and supported programs and projects. She first made a stop at the Bwindi Community Hospital […]

Learning from Gorillas to Save Killer Whales

J50 killer whale pod By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, November 8th, 2018 in Blog, Press Releases.

By Kat Kerlin In 2018, the southern resident killer whale population in the Pacific Northwest’s Salish Sea was at its lowest ever. The world watched in September as an orca named Scarlet, or J50, wasted away and died, leaving just 74 of her kind left. Some wondered if this was “What extinction looks like.” Meanwhile, […]

THIS is why we do our work!

THIS is why we do our work! By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, February 1st, 2018 in Blog.

Every day that our Gorilla Doctors are in the forest to check on the health of mountain and Grauer’s gorillas, we are reminded about why we do our work: these animals are magnificent and inspiring, and their conservation and well-being is our #1 goal. But sometimes, a very special reminder comes along that confirms that […]

Berggorilla & Regenwald Direkthilfe Supports Gorilla Doctors

Berggorilla & Regenwald Direkthilfe Supports Gorilla Doctors By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 in Blog.

This month, Gorilla Doctors was thrilled to receive news from Berggorilla & Regenwald Direkthilfe’s Dr. Angela Meder that an anonymous donor wished to support the conservation of the Virunga Massif’s eastern gorillas. The donor made a generous gift of almost $23,000 to help fund Gorilla Doctors’ field activities in Rwanda, Uganda, and the DRC.  Berggorilla […]

Routine Health Check on the Rushegura group (PHOTOS)

Routine Health Check on the Rushegura group (PHOTOS) By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, January 30th, 2017 in Blog.

On Wednesday January 18, 2017 Gorilla Doctors veterinarian Dr. Ricky Okwir and a team of rangers, guides, and support staff hiked into Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for a routine health check on the Rushegura group.  They found the gorillas resting and feeding near a hydroelectric power station in Buhoma. The composition and dynamics of the group have changed […]

Intervention on infant with parasite infestation

Intervention on infant with parasite infestation By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, January 27th, 2017 in Blog.

By Dr. Fred An unnamed infant in the Bikingi group in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda, was observed by trackers with an abnormally distended belly earlier this month. He was ambulating independently but with difficulty due to his sagging belly. Distended abdomens can be an indication that an animal has very low protein levels in […]

Rwanda Celebrates New Mountain Gorilla Babies at Kwita Izina Ceremony

Rwanda Celebrates New Mountain Gorilla Babies at Kwita Izina Ceremony By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 in Blog.

The 24 mountain gorillas born within the last year in Volcanoes National Park were given their names during the annual Kwita Izina ceremony on September 5th in Kinigi, Rwanda. In the last 11 years, 197 babies have been named in the annual gorilla-naming celebration! With only an estimated 880 mountain gorillas alive today (according to the […]